Why do I need a crown instead of a filling?
Fillings and crowns serve two different purposes.
Composite (tooth-colored) fillings are a great solution to treat small to moderately sized decay. How long your new filling will last depends on how well you take care of it.
If you break your tooth, have deep decay, or have worn your tooth down to the dentin from clenching and grinding your teeth, a crown makes your tooth more stable, keeps it from splitting, and absorbs a lot more force than a filling is capable of.
If you are looking for a Denver dentist who will diagnose your condition and give you treatment options that make sense, contact Central Park Dental today. Dr. Karlyn Taylor will be happy to make a recommendation that will protect your health and your smile.